Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is shaping up to be a whimsical return to form for director Tim Burton, thanks in part to its large cast of uniquely-drawn female characters.
Based on the Ransom Riggs novel of the same name, the film follows a 16-year-old boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), who fights alongside the headmistress (Eva Green) of a shelter for children with special powers to save the fantastical youngsters from an impending threat, and a new featurette released by Fox shows off the film’s diverse assortment of butt-kicking women.
“There are a lot of powerful female characters in the movie,” Ella Purnell, who plays a weather-controlling teenager in the film, says in the clip. “They don’t take any crap.”
The minute-long preview also shows off the ladies’ respective powers, which include manipulating air, transforming into a bird, and one girl’s ability to eat with a set of razor-sharp teeth located on the back of her head.
Speaking on her character, who wields a large crossbow in defense of the children she’s vowed to protect, Green adds: “Miss Peregrine, she’s kind of a warrior. She will do absolutely anything for her children,” while calling the film’s cast of women, which also includes Judi Dench, Kim Dickens, and Allison Janney, an “eccentric, fearless” bunch.
See the strong women of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in action in the video above, ahead of the film’s Sept. 30 theatrical bow.